Character Overview

Gender: Female

Orientation: Bisexual

Publisher: DC

Character Type: Primary

Alignment: Neutral

AKA: Pamela Lillian Isley

Character Details

Summary: Modeled after the pin-up model Bettie Page, Poison Ivy was introduced in the mid-1960s as a potential love interest for Batman (see Batman #181, 1966) and there has always been some sexual tension between the two characters. One of the most popular villains in Batman's rogue's gallery, Poison Ivy has turned into something of an antihero while working alongside Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey. Pamela and Harley first meet in an episode of Batman: the Animated Series before Harley makes her debut in comics, and the pair's relationship has grown ever since. Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn have been displayed in a caring and loving relationship as the pair turn to superheroism and the former eco-terrorist teaches her partner how to be in a healthy relationship.

Database Links: DC Wiki, Wikipedia, Comic Vine

Important Issues: Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn were featured in an open relationship in Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti's 2013 Harley Quinn series. In issue #0, Harley even describes Pamela as "my hot girlfriend."

Articles about Poison Ivy

There's no denying that the chemistry between Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn is palpable. Although the two have hit some roadblocks and speed bumps in the past, it's becoming apparent that these two are really meant to be. Their love is almost as strong as their combined powers and abilities, and that's saying something. Harley and Ivy are a power couple not to be trifled but they are not without competition. (Read more)

Jackson Brueheim, "5 Ways Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy are DC's Power Couple (& 5 Who Could Beat Them)," CBR, September 23, 2020.